Friday, August 12, 2005
Feasting on Nemo
An animal welfare charity has written to the operators of Sea Life and Seal Sanctuary centres across the country to ask them to take fish off their restaurant menus, it emerged today.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) claimed having dishes such as fish burgers and prawn sandwiches at the attractions was "like serving poodle burgers at a dog show".
In a letter to Nick Varney, chairman and chief executive of the group, Peta highlights research on fish intelligence and its opposition to some practices in commercially-caught fish and fish farming methods.
It has asked the company to reconsider selling fish at any of its Sea life or Seal Sanctuary aquarium cafeteria.
What a load of nonsense! You may recall in late 2004 PETA declaring to the world that fish have feelings too. Here is what Bruce Friedrich, PETA's director of vegan outreach said at the time:
"No one would ever put a hook through a dog's or cat's mouth. Once people start to understand that fish, although they come in different packaging, are just as intelligent, they'll stop eating them."
Yeah, good luck with that! As far as I'm concerned, fish are fair game to eat. Considering people have been eating fish for centuries, and considering Jesus himself did not object to it, I think I'll continue to do the same!
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